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Game Boy Advance - Namco Museum (NTSC, region free)

€12.50

Game Boy Advance - Namco Museum (NTSC, region free)

€12.50

Used game for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance game console. 

US import. Region free, plays on any Game Boy Advance system worldwide. 

Compilation of 5 arcade classics: Ms. Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaxian and Pole Position
In-game language, instruction booklet and box text are English.
Tested, works. Cartridge and instruction booklet in excellent condition. Box has 2 scratches to one side, otherwise excellent. Please refer to pictures for details of condition and contents. 

Genre: arcade compilation 
Number of players: 1 

UPC 722674021128

Product code AGB-ANME-USA

Namco Museum is a series of video game compilations developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for home video game consoles. The first title in the series was released for the PlayStation in 1995, titled Namco Museum Vol. 1. There were five follow-up compilations for the platform. Several other iterations of the series would be released for a variety of systems, the latest being Namco Museum Arcade Pac, released for the Nintendo Switch in 2018. The Namco Museum name was originally used for a chain of retail stores in the 1980s, which sold merchandise based on Namco video games and characters.

The compilations include video games developed by Namco for both arcade hardware and home game systems, including the Family Computer and Sega Genesis. Some iterations use software emulation for the games, while others instead reprogram them from scratch. The collections typically include interchangeable game settings, online leaderboards or unlockable extras, such as games or promotional material. The original PlayStation series, with the exception of Namco Museum Encore, instead placed the player in a virtual museum that housed the individual games. Entries in the series have been released for multiple platforms, including the Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS and Xbox 360.

The Namco Museum series has been met with a mixed to positive critical response, some praising the emulation quality and unlockable extras while others criticizing the overall presentation and lack of updated features to the included titles. The franchise has sold a total of 9.113 million copies worldwide.

Namco Museum 64 for Nintendo 64 and Namco Museum for Dreamcast and Game Boy Advance are the first compilations in the series to omit a virtual museum. The GBA version was released worldwide, while other versions were exclusive to North America, and was a launch title for the system in North America.[9] The following games, originally featured in Namco Museum Volume 1 and Namco Museum Volume 3 for the PlayStation, are included:

  • Pac-Man (1980, not in the GBA version)
  • Ms. Pac-Man (1982)
  • Galaga (1981)
  • Galaxian (1979)
  • Pole Position (1982)
  • Dig Dug (1982)

The GBA version does not retain high scores when powered off, which is also the case with Pac-Man Collection. On the Wii U Virtual Console, however, the Restore Point feature saves scores for both games. The N64 version requires a Controller Pak with eight free pages and one free slot to save high scores and settings. The Dreamcast version requires a VMU with eight free blocks for saving progress, while also offering an mini-game that's exclusive to the VMU titled Pac-It, with gameplay that's similar to Kaboom! and Fast Food.

Namco Museum 64 received an average rating of 73.43% on GameRankings, while Namco Museum received 72.08% on the Game Boy Advance and 56.63% on the Dreamcast. IGN was the least impressed among the Namco Museum 64 critics, giving the game a mediocre 5.5 out of 10 overall, finding the "Start Up Mode" feature unnecessary and being especially critical of the screen scrolling in Dig Dug. IGN concluded: "I wouldn't recommend it for a rental because there's nothing new to try out here."

In the United States, Namco Museum for the Game Boy Advance sold 2.4 million copies and earned $37 million by August 2006. During the period between January 2000 and August 2006, it was the third highest-selling game for handheld game consoles in that country.
Source: Wikipedia